Friday, January 16, 2009

Corsets as Eveningwear



A corset can be a girl's best friend- it cinches in the waist, giving her the hourglass shape she desires, and it feels amazing because it aligns the spine for correct posture. Traditionally, corsets were worn as undergarments to give the appearance of an extremely-whittled waist. Nowadays, many overbust and underbust traditional corsets can also be worn with elegance on the outside as part of an evening outfit. Underbust corsets, or waist cinchers, look great over a billowy blouse or dress. Overbust corsets can stand alone as tops in warm weather, or be warmed up with a tunic or jacket.

Pictured above: Axfords elegant waist cincher, $140.75; Axfords elegant overbust corset, $189.30